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Letter: Could one shooting tragedy have been prevented by Red Flag?

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Letter writer Donald Burleson is worried law enforcement can confiscate his firearms if he is observed yelling at his dog by a neighbor. Read his letter in RDR penned Jan. 31 if you doubt the veracity of this claim. This is an extremely slippery slope to the actual latitudes extended to law enforcement officials by the Red Flag bill. Burleson apparently believes this neighbor could call police and they would take away his guns because his clamor in the direction of Fido might lead to the next Walmart shooting.

I own a gun that has been fired once at a firing range. I do hope that is the only discharge the .38 Special will experience as it collects dust in our domicile.

What if one school or mall shooting could have been prevented from information provided by a responsible relative of a potential mass murderer, who informs authorities in time to avert family-shattering tragedy?

Steven Young
Roswell